About us

What we do

We ensure the smooth working of the devolution settlement in Scotland. We represent Scottish interests within the UK Government and we represent the UK Government in Scotland.

The Scotland Office ensures that when it comes to reserved matters (the issues that the UK Government deals with in Scotland), the people of Scotland’s voice is heard at the highest level in UK Government.


Strengthening and sustaining the union

To act as a custodian of the devolution settlement.

Scotland’s voice in Whitehall

To represent Scottish interests within Government and support the rest of Government on UK matters.

Championing the UK Government in Scotland

To represent and advocate for the UK Government’s policies and achievements in Scotland.

Corporate information

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